Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies (1972-1978) [The Criterion Collection]
2xDVD9+DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | ~ 6000-7000 kbps | 19.2Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192-320 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Full time: ~ 370 minutes | France, Belgium, West Germany, USA | Drama
Over the past four decades, Belgian director Chantal Akerman (Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles) has created one of cinema’s most distinctive bodies of work—formally daring, often autobiographical films about people and places, time and space. In this collection, we present the early films that put her on the map: intensely personal, modernist investigations of cities, history, family, and sexuality, made in the 1970s in the United States and Europe and strongly influenced by the New York experimental film scene. Bold and iconoclastic, these five films pushed boundaries in their day and continue to have a profound influence on filmmakers all over the world.